Google Pixel: Hopper Not Included on the Water-Repellent Wave

We are seeing more and more mobile phones with dust-and water-resistant properties, but the upcoming Pixel mobiles from Google and HTC will not be a part of this company.

It is now generally known in mobile circuit, that they expected the next “Nexus-mobiles” that had to be manufactured by HTC, squarely will drop Nexus-name, and instead will be the brand under Google Pixel.

The other day we could even show some leaked image in reasonable high-quality, and now it’s so come more news about the alleged two phones Pixel and the Pixel XL. According to a known source of Android Police , the two units have a function that also Motorola Nexus 6 had, namely an IP53-certification.

This does not mean, however, that Pixel-phones will be water-and dust-resistant. On the contrary, the 3-number in certification an expression that the specimens will only be able to tolerate a certain amount of water under special circumstances.

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Exactly is the value 3, according to the official IP certification page, defined by water, there will be sprayed from any angle up to 60 ° from the vertical direction will not have any harmful effect on your device.

It may sound a little complicated, but in daily life it just means that you should not be worried if there were to be splashed a little water on the cell phone, and you should certainly be able to take it forward in the rain-as long as you just can’t keep your phone completely flat.

To phones “only” gets this certification is not as such weird, but it happens anyway at a time when we are increasingly seeing water resistant models from the other major manufacturers.

Both the latest models from Samsung, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7, and now Apple’s iPhone 7 have respectively an IP68 and IP67 certification, which enables them to reside in 1.5 and 1 m depth, respectively for up to 30 minutes.

Of course, it’s not often to jump in the pool with his cell phone, but the certainty that it does not goes dead even at large water volumes is now very nice.

The second number in certification is an expression of resistance to dust, and here are the upcoming Google mobiles predicted to get a 5. This in turn means not that they will be completely dismissive of dust, but that it will not be able to penetrate into the central parts of your phone and destroy it.

But even if phones are not predicted to be able to compete with Apple and Samsung’s new models at this point, we are still very excited to hear even more about them, and we look so forward to having unveiled for the whole of Tuesday 4 October to Google’s event.